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India 6th most dangerous country for kids

Source: PTI
August 07, 2006 19:25 IST
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India has been judged as the sixth most dangerous country for children in the world, according to a recent poll.

Afghanistan, Palestinian territories, Myanmar and Chechnya were placed better than India in the poll conducted by Reuters AlertNet, a humanitarian news website run by Reuters Foundation, Rajya Sabha was told on Monday.

During the survey, the website asked more than 110 aid experts and journalists to highlight the most dangerous places for children.

The first five dangerous countries are Sudan, Northern Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Iraq and Somalia, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Women and Child Development Renuka Chowdhury said while replying to a written question.

The facts that have been taken into account for the poll survey include the children involved in armed conflict, the psychological trauma experienced by children caught up in violence, the children living in poverty and forced to work to support themselves and their families and malnutrition among children, the minister said.

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